Today, we take an early flight to Athens and spend the day there.
|GDM Megaron breakfast bag|
We made it to the airport at around 6:45am and it wasn't very busy when we got there, however, shortly after we went through the security check, it got fairly busy. The airport is very small, with only 7 gates that I could see.
The flight was very short again, about an hour all said and done and when we landed, we took the local express bus instead of the train and the bus was 6 euros each and we got off at the last stop which was Syntagma square. From there, it was a short 10 minute walk to our hotel which will be Hotel Hermes for the next two nights. Unfortunately we were too early to check in, but the hotel did take our luggage while we figured out what to do next.
We were interested in doing the 2 day Meteora tour and inquired at the hotel and unfortunately, they would only take cash, not credit, so we decided to see if we could just visit the tour company itself and see if they took credit. We ended up at Key Tours and when we got there, they told us the price which was 209 euros, Allison asked if a discount was possible, the lady disappeared and came back shortly after and gave us 15% off! No effort at all besides asking nicely. I wonder if it had to do with it being low season or it wasn't fully booked yet? The tour was only 2 days from now, so it was cutting a bit close.
|Smile Restaurant, pork gyro pita on top, chicken gyro plate on bottom|
|Smile Restaurant rock collection|
|Acropolis Museum - Acropolis in Lego!|
|Acropolis Museum - how they made colours in the past|
|Acropolis Museum - old gold coins from 7 AD|
We chatted about Greece in general, places to visit, talked about herself and things we wanted to visit. Overall, I would recommend it if you had some time.
|2,20 for a pita! What a country!|
|Athens Parliament Building at night (the crowd is watching the Changing of the Guards)|